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Events Coordinator

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Job title: Events Coordinator Directorate: National Memorial Arboretum Region: Alrewas, Staffordshire Contract:Permanent. Full time, 35 Hours per week Salary: £22,000 gross per annum ­­­­­­­­­­­­­ About The National Memorial Arboretum The Arboretum is the UK’s year-round centre of Remembrance and part of The Royal British Legion. Home to over 350 memorials, including the nationally-important Armed Forces Memorial, it remembers the service and sacrifice of those who have served and continue to serve our country. The 150-acre site features around 30,000 maturing trees and an abundance of wildlife. Each year the Arboretum welcomes around 300,000 visitors, many of whom attend one of the 300+ events which take place across the site. In March 2017, the National Memorial Arboretum formally opened its award-winning Remembrance Centre and most recently in late 2018, opened Aspects a £8.1m bespoke functions and events venue. Our Values and Behaviours Does the following describe you? • A desire to provide great customer service. • Enjoy and thrive in working in teams and with others. • Passionate about supporting the ongoing development of the Arboretum. • Come to work each day to be the best you can and to learn and develop. • An encourager, eager to share your knowledge and experience to help others. If so, then we would like you hear from you …. The Role The Arboretum currently delivers over 300 events per year including corporate, Memorial dedications, large scale commercial events and our annual Remembrance Events. These events attract thousands of people and support the Arboretum to ensure it remains freely open to all. The Arboretum is looking for a highly motivated person who will be responsible for the organisation and management for third party events and functions at the Arboretum. To be the initial point of contact with external clients, whilst being the lead that organises and delivers events and functions. Educated to a good standard, you either will have some experience of working in an Events environment, be a recent graduate from a relevant discipline or be able to demonstrate the required transferable skills for the role. The role requires excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and IT literacy to a high standard are essential. Experience of working with an events management/ticketing system would be desirable. Attendance and deliver of events outside normal working hours will be required and the ability to work under pressure and prioritise a heavy workload will be essential. This is an exciting time to join the National Memorial Arboretum and the role will provide exposure to a wide range of event events both indoor and outdoor. Please note this role is based at the National Memorial Arboretum, which is located at Croxall Road, Alrewas, Staffordshire, DE13 7AR. The role is flexible with some home working, though will be needed to be on site during event setup and delivery. How to Apply Please apply by clicking 'Apply online’. Closing date for this role is Monday 12th July 2021. We reserve the right to close this vacancy when we are in receipt of sufficient applications. Should you wish to apply for this post you are advised to complete and submit your application form as soon as possible.

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